Walk in honor of Amy Mihaljevic scheduled for October 27 at Bay Middle School: West Shore Chatter
Participants are expected to meet at 5:00 p.m. at the main entrance to Bay Middle School, 27725 Wolf Road, Bay Village. Signs have been installed in the city to announce the event.
Amy, a Bay Village resident, was almost 11 when she disappeared on the afternoon of October 27, 1989, from the Bay Square shopping center. She was reportedly drawn there after receiving a call from a man claiming to work with her mother. The man said he wanted Amy’s help with buying a gift for his mother, who had recently been promoted at work.
Amy’s body was found on February 8, 1990, approximately 50 miles away in rural Ashland County. The cause of death was determined to be a combination of stab wounds to the neck and a blow to the head.
The case remains active as police and other law enforcement officials continue to track down and investigate leads and potential suspects.
Donations are welcome to the Amy Mihaljevic Fund, which is used to pay for resources that may help resolve the case, including DNA testing and travel expenses for a retired FBI agent to Bay Village. from out of state to help resolve the matter.
Make checks payable to the Amy Mihaljevic Fund and send them to Bay Village Town Hall, 350 Dover Center Road, Bay Village 44140. Mark “Amy Mihaljevic Fund” in the memo line.
Donations can also be sent via PayPal to Renee Mahoney, the city’s chief financial officer, at [email protected] Cash donations are also accepted at the town hall finance department.
Bay Village Detective Sgt. Jay Elish accepts the information on the case. A tip sheet can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed / dropped off at the Police Department, 28000 Wolf Road, Bay Village 44140.
Amy would have been 43 on December 11, the same age as my oldest son.
Law enforcement officials hope that by continuing to work on the case and with the development of new technologies, they can one day resolve this case.
Rotary invites applications for grants: Each year the Lakewood and Rocky River Rotary Club provides grants to 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organizations that serve youth, adults and the general community in Lakewood and Rocky River.
The club is now accepting applications for its 2021-22 grant cycle. The deadline to apply is October 29. The grants, which typically range from $ 500 to $ 5,000, will be announced in late December.
The Rotary Club focuses its funding primarily on programs and projects that benefit the residents of Lakewood and Rocky River in the areas of hunger, health services, housing, job training, youth leadership and community projects. .
Special consideration is given to applications that request seed money for new initiatives, provide practical opportunities for Rotarians to volunteer, or are submitted by organizations with which Rotarians are involved.
Organizations can submit more than one application, for example one for an ongoing program and a second for a special start-up project. Each request must be submitted separately and include all of the attachments listed on the request form.
The grant application form is available on the club website, lacwoodrockyriverrotary.org. The completed application form and requested attachments should be submitted by email to [email protected] by October 29.
For questions or more information, email [email protected] or call Co-Chairs Curt Brosky at 216-702-1075 or Chris Thoburn at 440-318-4806.
Book sale: Porter’s Friends Public Library have a big book sale Thursday through Sunday (October 21-24) at the Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. Hours are 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday (October 20) for the Friends member preview night.
Memberships can be purchased at the door by cash or check. Individual memberships are $ 10; $ 15 for a family; $ 25 for clients; $ 50 for silver patrons; and $ 100 for golden patrons.
Normal sales hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The half-price sale is 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and the sale ends with the $ 2 bag sale from 1:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The Friends will provide bags for the bag sale.
The following book purchases are accepted: Apple Pay, Google Pay, VISA, MasterCard, AM Express, and Discover.
Items for sale include fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks. Three rooms are filled with sales items, including a room dedicated to children’s books.
UPS employees who donated community service hours to nonprofit organizations during the month of October were asked to register their volunteer hours with UPS Neighbor to Neighbor. volunteer site. Ten employees nationwide were selected to receive a contribution to the nonprofit agency they had volunteered for.
Burroughs-Heineman, a UPS driver for seven years, participated in the project and was selected. As a result, the Village Project received one of the grants and plans to use it for volunteer initiatives and / or general program support. Chris has worked for UPS as a driver since fall 2014.
Burroughs-Heineman has volunteered with Village Project in the Project Shoppe since April 2019, totaling over 200 volunteer hours to date. He said he started volunteering with the Village Project because his sister did, and he quickly found out that he loved everyone who worked and volunteered there.
“The Village Project mission really speaks to me,” he said. “It’s my way of giving back to an organization that does so much for others, and I always feel welcome and part of such a great group of people who care so much about others,” he said. .
“Chris is a true representation of what the Village Project strives to represent every day,” said Meredith LaVecchia, Executive Director of Village Project.
“He understands our mission and the importance of what we offer our clients when faced with a cancer diagnosis. We are honored that Chris chose the Village Project to be the recipient of this award and we are very grateful to him and the UPS Foundation for recognizing the importance of volunteering in the community.
The Village Project is a multigenerational service organization that supports the entire family unit as they cope with the effects of a family member struggling with cancer. Volunteers help families of cancer patients in Bay Village, Rocky River, Westlake, Avon and Avon Lake by providing nourishing meals, offering notes of encouragement, flowers, gifts and any other help that may be needed. .
Global Volunteer Month (GVM) is held annually for UPS employees to come together to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism and make an impact where it matters most – in our local communities.
At the library: Here is an overview of the programs offered this week by Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. The library continues to offer hybrid programming – some in person, some virtual on the Zoom platform – and all programming is subject to change. Masks are compulsory inside the library for all users, regardless of their vaccination status.
• Children ages 3-7 are encouraged to send a friend – a doll or stuffed animal – to the library for a ‘night’s sleep’. Bring your friend to the Youth Services counter during library hours on Thursday (October 21) and pick them up during library hours on Sunday (October 24). Registration is requested.
• An in-person course – with a limited number of participants – will provide an introduction to Excel 1-10 am Thursday.
• Children aged 4 and 5 are invited to a kindergarten preparation program to help them alternate the skills sessions required in kindergarten. The program is 4 p.m. Thursday and registration is required.
• The Friday Science Fair will explore spooky creatures like bats and spiders at 4 pm Friday (October 22). The program, which offers hands-on experiences, active participation and a simple take-away project, is aimed at children aged 4 to 6 (kindergarten). Registration is requested.
• A story time session suitable for children ages 3 to 7 who may not be successful at a typical story time will be offered at 11:00 am on Saturday (October 23). Registration is requested.
• Registration is underway for the Westlake PTA Reflections Creative Sessions, scheduled for 6:00 pm on October 25th and 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm on October 30th. Kindergarten to Grade 12 students can work on their Reflections Art Competition artwork during the semester. Art supplies will be available.
• The Porter Pumpkin Patch, 4 to 4:45 p.m. on October 26, will feature a story and pumpkin decorations for children ages 3-7 with special needs. Registration is requested.
• Register for the Indoor Movie Night, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on October 27 at the library. A family film will be shown. Call the library for the title. Registration is compulsory.
PERI to meet: Chapter 91 of Retired Public Employees Inc., known as PERI, will meet at 11 a.m. on October 25 at the lower level of the Fairview Park branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park.
The guest speaker will be Rick Lawrence, District 10 representative on the PERI Board of Directors. He will speak about the statewide annual meeting, followed by questions and answers.
Face masks are mandatory at the library.
PERI, established in 1948, has over 40,000 members statewide. Chapter 91 includes members from the northwest suburbs of Cleveland. The group meets every two months to discuss topics of interest and keep abreast of bills. Public sector retirees are welcome to attend the meetings.
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